Vashon Island Fire and Rescue
Vashon Island Fire and Rescue

2017 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 29 117
Feb 44 80
Mar 26 92
Apr 22 99
May 25 103
Jun 22 96
Jul 39 91
Aug -- --
Total 207 678

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2016 286 1331
2015 391 1232
2014 371 1117
2013 284 1144
2012 355 1130

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Congratulations, Firefighter Westcott!

Administration Raechel Ehlers, August 15

Last Friday, in Fairbanks, Alaska, former VIFR Explorer Calla Westcott completed her work in the University of Alaska Fairbanks CTC Fire Academy 17-7, and graduated with her Firefighter I and Hazmat Ops certifications.

For 2-1/2 weeks of the 5-week academy, Calla was chosen as class leader; as a result, you'll see in these photos that she was the bearer of the guidon - the academy flag - throughout ... (Full Story & Photos)

Puget Sound Clean Air Burn Ban Lifted-King County Fire Safety Burn Ban Still in Effect

Administration Raechel Ehlers, August 11


No Air Quality Burn Bans In Effect

SEATTLE, WA – The burn ban is lifted in King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties as of today, August 11, 2017 at 2:00pm. Effective immediately, there no air quality burn bans currently in effect in the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency jurisdiction.

Fire safety burn bans are still in effect! Contact ... (Full Story & Photos)

New Fire Academy Recruits Begin Training

Administration Raechel Ehlers, August 01

Last week we started our new Firefighter Recruit Academy. We are very excited to have eight Firefighter Recruits for Vashon and three for South Kitsap. The Recruits will be training to complete a 280 hour course to earn their IFSAC Firefighter I and Hazardous Materials Operations certifications. Training is two nights a week and all day Saturday. Those with an EMT certification also continue to serve ... (Full Story & Photos)

 PPE donning practice, first day putting on bunker gear
PPE donning practice, first day putting on bunker gear

Photo of FF Tony Puz & FF Josh Lawson
Photo of FF Tony Puz & FF Josh Lawson

Part-Time Firefighter/E.M.T. Testing

Administration Raechel Ehlers, July 26

Next application deadline is August 18th. Applicants interested in testing for Part-Time Firefighter/E.M.T. with Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) must complete the initial testing process through National Testing Network (NTN). Visit the NTN website at to complete the NTN online application and select the testing date and/or location most convenient for you. The job ... (Full Story & Photos)

Commissioners Meetings

Administration Raechel Ehlers, July 20

Up for consideration at Tuesday’s meeting July 25 at 6:30 p.m. is a resolution to submit a ballot issue to Vashon voters to lift the levy lid. This would bring back to $1.50 per $1,000 assessed value from the $0.93. This is the conclusion of the past six months of Fire Chief Krimmert’s “State of the District” presentations to the Board and public. After attending to regular business, the Board ... (Full Story & Photos)


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